Flag of the Week: Togo

Flag of the Week: Togo
Togo
A country located in Western Africa. The economy rests largely on agriculture, and its extensive phosphate
 reserves.
The flag’s five stripes correspond to the country’s administrative regions. The green symbolizes land, and the yellow symbolizes labor. The red is said to stand for love, fidelity, and charity, while the white star is associated with purity.
[Image: Flag of Togo]

Fast Facts
Area: 21,854 mi² (56,600 km²)
Population: 8,072,000 (est. 2021)
Capital: Lomé
Language: French
Religion: None
Currency: CFA Franc (CFAF)
Geography
From its 32-mile (51-km) coastline on the Gulf of Guinea
, Togo extends northward for about 320 miles (515 km) between Ghana
 to the west and Benin
 to the east to its boundary with Burkina Faso
 in the north.
[Image: Map of Togo and surrounding countries]
Famous Figures
Faure Gnassingbé is a Togolese politician who has been the president of Togo since 2005.
Emmanuel Adebayor is a Togolese soccer player, currently Togo’s top goalscorer with 27 goals.
[Images: headshots of Faure Gnassingbé and Emmanuel Adebayor]
Food and Culture
Fufu is a traditional dish made from boiled yams, which are mashed into a dough.
Gbagba, which celebrates traditional African agricultural values, is one of the largest holidays in Togo.
[Images: Fufu dish and people dancing in an Gbagba festival]